What we do
tide is a UK-wide network connecting carers and former carers of people with dementia to create real change together.
What do we do?
1. Connect - Carers who are members of tide have said meeting people, hearing and sharing stories helps with feelings of loneliness and isolation. You can join us at our friendly get-together coffee mornings, quizzes and focus groups.
Meeting people in similar situations – whether you currently care, are a former carer, care for someone in a home you can meet other people in the same position as yours. These online groups were developed when carers said they wanted to talk to others in similar situations. You can meet and learn from others who have had a similar diagnosis.
Stories are what keep carers connected – we believe in carers sharing their stories, as well as helping themselves and others, every carer's stories deserve to be heard. Reading stories can provide reassurance that what you are going through others have too.
2. Confidence - through the Carer Development Programme – we have developed with carers a series of online events that are designed to help you on your caring journey. From understanding your own emotional wellbeing to practical workshops that will give you tools and tips on making sure your voice is heard when you are talking about the person you care for. We also explore the subject of Living Grief and Bereavement, about how caring for someone with dementia is in itself a journey of grief.
3. Influence - we believe in creating real change together. Whether it's having the right information at a Doctor's appointment, making changes locally, or influencing at a national level to create policy change. We will support you to make your voice heard.
"No one gets you like a carer gets you"
Hayley, cares for her Dad